The work presented in this AGENT annual review for the 2019 Fiscal Year (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019) demonstrates that investments in gender equality and women’s empowerment strengthen Bureau and Mission-level capacities to meet USAID’s objectives and mandates on gender equality, and compel wider stakeholder action.
Stakeholder Type: Development Agencies
News article on the gendered impacts of deforestation and palm oil plantations in Papua New Guinea, including increased discrimination and violence against women, particularly indigenous women, as a consequence of resources loss and food insecurity, as well as due to women’s leading role in the defence of lands.
Digital resource hub developed for and in consultation with women land and water defenders who are at the forefront in the protection of the environment, in Canada and across the globe. The hub brings together a range of original and existing material to support research, advocacy, information sharing, and movement building around the subject of resource extraction and its gendered implications, including gender-based violence.
This article reviews findings from IUCN on gender-based violence and links with environmental pressures, issues and threats. The article presents views from IUCN, as well as experts from Bangladesh on these connections, and the gaps in climate-related policies at international and national levels to address them.
Based on a report on gender and fisheries by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USAID has launched a Learning Initiative to study the linkages between women’s empowerment, access to finance and sustainable fisheries management. Read on to learn about the recent IUCN-facilitated workshop that took place in Accra, Ghana.